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Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Codes articles.


Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.

Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans

The eastern part of this city has been without a full-service hospital since Katrina, but that has all changed now.

Survey Of Code Professionals Predicts Substantial Retirement Exodus

The “typical” code professional is older, works at the local level as a jurisdiction employee, and has 20 to 30 years of experience.

The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms

As with traditional operating rooms, HVAC systems are crucial to the success of these emerging healthcare spaces.

BOMI International To Release 2013 Edition Of Environmental Health And Safety Issues Course

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in them.

ICC, NFPA Join to Advance Public Safety in the Built Environment

The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical, and life safety codes.

Consultative Council Report Highlights Four Areas in Need of Improvement

A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: NITEGLOW From Wooster Products

These provide luminescent egress path markings, along with slip resistant surfacing.

Maryland Adopts International Green Construction Code

Maryland’s adoption of the IGCC, effective in March 2012, will apply to all commercial buildings as well as residential properties more than three stories high.

Three Legislators Honored For Supporting Building Safety

The award winners are South Carolina Senator Phil P. Leventis, New Mexico Senator Bernadette M. Sanchez, and New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski.

Green Design Trends: Facility Managers As Keepers Of The Flame

Institutional memory is an essential component in sustainable system management.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who Is Responsible For Code Violations?

Who is held accountable if a building or a leased space within a building is out of compliance with building codes?

I-Codes And Obama's Better Buildings Initiative

ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.

Building Codes Council Votes To Up Efficiency By 30%

Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Rhode Island First State To Adopt Green Construction Code

The IGCC applies to new and existing, traditional and high-performance commercial buildings in the Ocean State. It includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance option.

Free Download of Energy Code Available

Free digital copies (registration required) of the International Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available.

20 Years: Americans with Disabilities Act Reaches Milestone

The world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities came into law on July 26, 1990 and will be recognized on U.S. World Standards Day with the theme “Standards for Accessibility.”

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